Ash-Shaykh Bin Baaz, may Allah have mercy upon him, was asked the following question:
The one who praises Ahlul Bid’ah and extols them, is he to be added to them?
“Yes, there is no doubt, the one who praises them and extols them then he is a caller for them, he calls to them, this person is from their callers, we ask Allah for salvation”
[Footnote of The book “Sharh Fadal al-Islam”, page 16, print Sayd al-Fawaa’id. Also the Book “ar-Radd alaa al-Mukaalif”, page 7]
Ash-Shaykh Zayd al-Madkhalee, may Allah have mercy upon him, was asked the following question:
Is it to be said about a man from the general folks of the Muslims, who possess the doubts of the people of hizbiyyah that he is a hizbi?
“Whosoever imitates a people then he is from them. However, he is to be advised first, the truth is to be clarified for him because the ignorant one could be deceived. Therefore, the truth is to be clarified to him and he is to be guided to it, this is the mercy of the scholars. So if he was to persist and refuse and defend the people of innovations, then his ruling is the same as their ruling due to them being in agreement together upon choosing the bid’ah and giving it preference over the sunnah, and this is clear misguidance”
[The Book “al-Uqad al-Munadad al-Jadeed” (2/95) , print : Daarul al-Itqaan]
AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman